Partial least-squares calibration was used for the simultaneous UV spectrophotometric determination of the active principle (ketoprofen) and preservative (parabens) in a pharmaceutical preparation commercially available in gel form. Calibration mixtures were prepared by mixing pure solutions of the analytes. The analytes were extracted and the UV spectrum of the resulting dispersion was recorded. Suppression of the effect of undissolved gel components was accomplished by prior centrifugation, using first and second-derivative spectra, introducing artificial baseline changes and adding the turbidity effect on the sample spectrum to some of the spectra in the calibration matrix. Both the second-derivative and the addition of the turbidity effect allow the quantification of non-centrifuged samples, the last one seems to be a little more effective. The results thus obtained are compared with those provided by HPLC following centrifugation of the samples. © Springer-Verlag 1997.
|Journal||Fresenius' Journal of Analytical Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1997|